Cederberg Mountain Wedding
A mountainside chapter.
I have struggled to hold back my excitement to blog this Cederberg Mounting Wedding. Not only was it breathtakingly beautiful, but also the magnificent bond between family and friends that were present during this weekend celebration. There is one thing that stood out over and above all, and that was the very evidence of the beauty inside Tanya and Stephan’s hearts. The evidence lay in all the tasks, favours and love from every single family member and friend present on the day. One could really tell that this couple were not just any couple – they are loved, adored and respected by everyone in their lives. Oh what fantastic event to be a part of! Here follows there story:
A Tale as old as Time
We met in Primary school when Stephan was in Grade 7 & I was in Grade 6. I remember he told me that I was the coolest girl in Grade 6 and I was instantly in love. He then went to high school and we lost contact – not that we were friends or anything as he never knew I had a crush on him! We went to different High schools and never thought of one another again until my cousin, who were in the same High scool as Stephan, invited me to a house party to finally meet this best friend of hers that she kept telling me about. That’s where we met again 2 years later and the spark was back! He asked my cousin for my number and we started chatting- I even ended up switching High schools and that was that! We were together ever since and married today 13 years later! He understands me like nobody else and it feels like I learn something new everyday when we’re together. There’s literally never a dull moment with him and I love that! He’s the best person I know and my very best friend! I’m the luckiest girl alive!
The Spontaneous Proposal
Apparently Stephan had this whole romantic proposal with the most perfect location planned but it didn’t go down like that…. He went to the jeweller that designed my ring and wanted to go and show my dad how it looked before he asked me – the diamond is my late mom’s and he thought my dad would like to see the final result. So…we planned a day out with my brother and his fiance and Stephan had the ring in this pocket the whole time since he didn’t get a chance to put it away!
Later that night we went out dancing and Stephan started getting weird and I couldn’t understand what was going on with him! We then got home and I was busy getting a bed ready for my brother and his fiancée when Stephan got down on one knee and proposed at 3:30am in the morning! I thought he was joking at first but realized it was for real! He kept apologizing because he never wanted it to be unplanned or not romantic but he said he couldn’t wait any longer and wanted me to be his wife ASAP!! I don’t mind how it should have happened it was perfect for us!!
Pineapples and Pinterest
Cederberg Mountain Wedding
A Farmgirl Wedding Planner
Make-up by Mariaan
A Dress named Vera
A Ring to remember Her by
Words for our Hearts
A Photographer who blends in.
Memories we won’t forget!
It’s hard to say what part of the day was the most memorable. The whole day was exactly how we dreamed of. For me, the most memorable was probably when we went to take photos with Landi and with the help of Jaco Hunter as guide, we climbed up a cliff to take the best pictures of the sunset at the top! For Stephan the best part was when I walked down the aisle, as well as the photos on the cliff.
A Scandalous Foodtruck!
We had baskets for starters that contained; rosemary potato wedges, deep fried calamari, pork riblets and chicken wings with a spicy mayo.
– 150g Homemade beef burger with biltong and cheese sauce with fries and salad.
– Lamb rolls wrapped in a homemade italian flatbread & mild chilly mint dressing.
– Steak baguette with homemade pickled onions, topped with melted cheddar cheese.
It was amazing and everyone could help themselves to more than enough. We had a cash bar with our own currency (Van Schalkwyk Dollar from the Pineapple Republic) we liked the idea of having a proper bar area and it was a nice meeting area for everyone to mingle and chat.
Music and Friends!
Tanya & Stephan’s Advice to other couples:
Girls get your dress first! I got mine 8 months before the wedding and it was the best decision I have ever made!! Then just talk to your partner and help each other. It’s supposed to be a day that portrays the both of you, so keep communicating and pitch in.
Tanya & Stephan’s Description of the day:
Service Providers at this stunning Cederberg Mountain Wedding:
Venue: SUIKERBOSSIE GUEST FARM
Wedding Planner: Natasha Hunter
Photo Location Guide: Jaco Hunter
Make-up and Hair: Mariaan Louw
Wedding Dress: Cindy Bam
Rings: Studio 46
Catering: Scandalous Food